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October 2018

What advice would you give for calming a baby or toddler during their first swimming lesson?

25 October 2018 1008 Views No comments

The thought of your baby becoming distressed and crying during their first swimming lesson can be unnerving and can often deter parents from going altogether.

Babies don't shiver!

17 October 2018 4097 Views No comments

31 Jul 2017 14:26:26


BABIES DON’T SHIVER!

WHY IT’S IMPORTANT TO KEEP BABIES WARM IN THE POOL

The temperature of the water at public swimming pools can vary, and with leisure facilities having so many different patrons to cater for on a daily basis, it’s not always easy for the facility to change the temperature to suit the different age groups and types of classes being run.

For baby swimming, this can sometimes mean the water in the main public pool is a little cooler than the recommended 32 degrees for babies under 3 months old and 30 degrees for babies over 12lbs.

As we’ve seen recently in the news at a leisure centre in Dereham, if the water temperature drops below 30 degrees, it can cause your baby to chill too quickly.But, and this is the important point; with babies unable to shiver to physically show you that they are cold, you might not instantly know they are too cold.The first sign of a baby being too cold could be them getting blue lips, as some parents reported at Dereham, which can pose a risk of hyperthermia.

Unlike older children and adults who physically shiver when they’re cold as a way to create heat, young babies instead rely on a layer of what’s called ‘brown fat’, or adipose to keep them warm.This brown adipose tissue burns calories and releases heat, and babies have this fat for example around their necks, chests, back and butts.

But this brown fat isn’t enough to keep babies warm; they still need to be bundled up when cold with clothing, blankets, wraps etc.This same principle of ‘layering’ applies to the swimming pool and is why Konfidence created the original Babywarma® swimsuit.

Made from a flexible 2mm-thick soft neoprene, the Konfidence Babywarma has been designed to help regulate a baby’s temperature in the swimming pool; it reduces the effect of cold water as well as the change in air temperature from being in and out of the water - in the same way as a wetsuit.Swimming teachers recommend the Babywarma because it allows babies to stay warmer and happier in the water for longer, so they really get the most out of their baby swimming classes.

Key Features of the Konfidence Babywarma:

  • Enables babies to stay warmer in the swimming pool for much longer than would be possible without it – making sure a baby is warm and comfortable in the water is crucial in order to develop confidence early and avoid any problems of fear or concern for swimming.
  • The neoprene, not only offers warming properties, it also provides a higher grip surface when carrying baby around poolside / changing rooms as compared to bare skin – a key safety factor for parents.
  • It is 100% UV protective on covered areas – perfect for holidays when the pools are chilly but the sun is shining.
  • Features clever design techniques that ensure a snug, “huggable” fit, for maximum safety, comfort and performance. Including a hidden flap design featuring generously sized ‘snag-proof’ Velcro fasteners, which make the suit more aesthetically pleasing and comfortable for baby.
  • Opens flat to allow quick nappy changes and works perfectly with Konfidence’s range of adjustable and reusable Aquanappies.

Taking your baby swimming from a young age is so important, whether that be with family or friends at a local public session pool or within a structured swimming lesson programme.Aside from the bonding time and fun learning experiences, baby swimming also offers so many benefits; swimming is proven to help babies develop physically, emotionally, intellectually and socially. It also encourages healthy growth and helps with the development of strength, co-ordination and balance.All while enabling your baby to develop water confidence.

The Konfidence Babywarma, which has been developed in conjunction with swim schools, swimming teachers and parents, helps mums and dads overcome any initial apprehensions ref. warmth or safety to ensure a fun time is had at their local swimming pool – it is designed to give parents confidence and keep little ones warm and happy in the water so they can reap all of the wonderful benefits of swimming.

Konfidence shows support for Team GB's Rising Talent

8 October 2018 4774 Views No comments


KONFIDENCE SHOW SUPPORT FOR

TEAM GB’s RISING NEW AQUATHLON TALENT

Children’s swimwear brand’ Konfidence, who celebrates their 20th anniversary this year, is supporting a rising young Aquathlon talent from Aberystwyth in Wales and Masters graduate student from University of Exeter, who will be representing Team GB at the European Aquathlon Championships this month (October 2018) in Ibiza.

Ollie Thorogood, aged 22, is a member of the Exeter Triathlon Club and South West Road Runners and for three years in a row (2015-2017) he won the local Aquathlon series in Exeter.He also triumphed at the Welsh Aquathlon Championships in 2016, which was the spring board for competing internationally for Team GB.

For the last 20 years, Konfidence, a family run business based in Cornwall, has helped children learn how to swim with confidence using their flag-ship Original Konfidence Swim Jacket.They are working with Ollie to not only support his international ambitions but to also raise awareness about the importance of learning to swim through the launch of a new online ‘School of Swimology’ portal.

The School of Swimology is an engaging online portal that Konfidence has designed to recognise and reward young learners’ achievements; from baby swimmers starting out, to older learners who have graduated as Swimologists by reaching key milestones in their swimming lesson programmes.

Ollie also becomes an honorary ambassador for ‘Swimology’ - an expression Konfidence likes to use to articulate the importance of learning to swim as a key life skill.It derives from an old proverb that says you can study all the ‘ologies in the world, but there is none more important than Swimology.

Ollie said: “I am thrilled to be working with Konfidence and support their aims of recognising young learners’ swimming achievements. Growing up in a coastal town it was essential we learnt how to swim and with family members part of the RNLI lifeboat crew I am all too aware of the dangers that the water can pose.Equally, learning how to swim opens up many exciting and fun opportunities; for me it’s with the sport of Aquathlon and I’m so pleased Konfidence are supporting the next stage of my journey into international competitions as a Team GB representative.”

Andy Regan, Founder of Konfidence added: “As a British family company, we are so delighted to be supporting Ollie and to help him achieve his ambitions of competing on an international stage - we wish him every success in Ibiza next month.”

“Learning how to swim has been at the core of everything we’ve done for the last 20 years since launching our Original Konfidence Swim Jacket. In our anniversary year we want to take this one step further with the School of Swimology,” said Andy.“Working with swimming ambassadors like Ollie, and by recognising inspirational swimming teachers and rewarding young learner’s achievements through the School of Swimology, we can together help to raise the importance of learning to swim and the world of opportunities this key life skill opens up.”

Aquathlon is a multi-event sport similar to triathlon (without the cycle leg) and athletes complete an open water swim, followed by a run. Follow Ollie’s journey at European Aquathlon Championships @Twitter tag

For further information on Konfidence’s School of Swimology, visit www.konfidence.co.uk


For all media enquiries, please contact:

Samantha Stewart

Imagine Communications

Tel: 01746 763576

Email: s.stewart@imagine-comms.co.uk

October 2018

What advice would you give for calming a baby or toddler during their first swimming lesson?

25 October 2018 1008 Views No comments

The thought of your baby becoming distressed and crying during their first swimming lesson can be unnerving and can often deter parents from going altogether.

Babies don't shiver!

17 October 2018 4097 Views No comments

31 Jul 2017 14:26:26


BABIES DON’T SHIVER!

WHY IT’S IMPORTANT TO KEEP BABIES WARM IN THE POOL

The temperature of the water at public swimming pools can vary, and with leisure facilities having so many different patrons to cater for on a daily basis, it’s not always easy for the facility to change the temperature to suit the different age groups and types of classes being run.

For baby swimming, this can sometimes mean the water in the main public pool is a little cooler than the recommended 32 degrees for babies under 3 months old and 30 degrees for babies over 12lbs.

As we’ve seen recently in the news at a leisure centre in Dereham, if the water temperature drops below 30 degrees, it can cause your baby to chill too quickly.But, and this is the important point; with babies unable to shiver to physically show you that they are cold, you might not instantly know they are too cold.The first sign of a baby being too cold could be them getting blue lips, as some parents reported at Dereham, which can pose a risk of hyperthermia.

Unlike older children and adults who physically shiver when they’re cold as a way to create heat, young babies instead rely on a layer of what’s called ‘brown fat’, or adipose to keep them warm.This brown adipose tissue burns calories and releases heat, and babies have this fat for example around their necks, chests, back and butts.

But this brown fat isn’t enough to keep babies warm; they still need to be bundled up when cold with clothing, blankets, wraps etc.This same principle of ‘layering’ applies to the swimming pool and is why Konfidence created the original Babywarma® swimsuit.

Made from a flexible 2mm-thick soft neoprene, the Konfidence Babywarma has been designed to help regulate a baby’s temperature in the swimming pool; it reduces the effect of cold water as well as the change in air temperature from being in and out of the water - in the same way as a wetsuit.Swimming teachers recommend the Babywarma because it allows babies to stay warmer and happier in the water for longer, so they really get the most out of their baby swimming classes.

Key Features of the Konfidence Babywarma:

  • Enables babies to stay warmer in the swimming pool for much longer than would be possible without it – making sure a baby is warm and comfortable in the water is crucial in order to develop confidence early and avoid any problems of fear or concern for swimming.
  • The neoprene, not only offers warming properties, it also provides a higher grip surface when carrying baby around poolside / changing rooms as compared to bare skin – a key safety factor for parents.
  • It is 100% UV protective on covered areas – perfect for holidays when the pools are chilly but the sun is shining.
  • Features clever design techniques that ensure a snug, “huggable” fit, for maximum safety, comfort and performance. Including a hidden flap design featuring generously sized ‘snag-proof’ Velcro fasteners, which make the suit more aesthetically pleasing and comfortable for baby.
  • Opens flat to allow quick nappy changes and works perfectly with Konfidence’s range of adjustable and reusable Aquanappies.

Taking your baby swimming from a young age is so important, whether that be with family or friends at a local public session pool or within a structured swimming lesson programme.Aside from the bonding time and fun learning experiences, baby swimming also offers so many benefits; swimming is proven to help babies develop physically, emotionally, intellectually and socially. It also encourages healthy growth and helps with the development of strength, co-ordination and balance.All while enabling your baby to develop water confidence.

The Konfidence Babywarma, which has been developed in conjunction with swim schools, swimming teachers and parents, helps mums and dads overcome any initial apprehensions ref. warmth or safety to ensure a fun time is had at their local swimming pool – it is designed to give parents confidence and keep little ones warm and happy in the water so they can reap all of the wonderful benefits of swimming.

Konfidence shows support for Team GB's Rising Talent

8 October 2018 4774 Views No comments


KONFIDENCE SHOW SUPPORT FOR

TEAM GB’s RISING NEW AQUATHLON TALENT

Children’s swimwear brand’ Konfidence, who celebrates their 20th anniversary this year, is supporting a rising young Aquathlon talent from Aberystwyth in Wales and Masters graduate student from University of Exeter, who will be representing Team GB at the European Aquathlon Championships this month (October 2018) in Ibiza.

Ollie Thorogood, aged 22, is a member of the Exeter Triathlon Club and South West Road Runners and for three years in a row (2015-2017) he won the local Aquathlon series in Exeter.He also triumphed at the Welsh Aquathlon Championships in 2016, which was the spring board for competing internationally for Team GB.

For the last 20 years, Konfidence, a family run business based in Cornwall, has helped children learn how to swim with confidence using their flag-ship Original Konfidence Swim Jacket.They are working with Ollie to not only support his international ambitions but to also raise awareness about the importance of learning to swim through the launch of a new online ‘School of Swimology’ portal.

The School of Swimology is an engaging online portal that Konfidence has designed to recognise and reward young learners’ achievements; from baby swimmers starting out, to older learners who have graduated as Swimologists by reaching key milestones in their swimming lesson programmes.

Ollie also becomes an honorary ambassador for ‘Swimology’ - an expression Konfidence likes to use to articulate the importance of learning to swim as a key life skill.It derives from an old proverb that says you can study all the ‘ologies in the world, but there is none more important than Swimology.

Ollie said: “I am thrilled to be working with Konfidence and support their aims of recognising young learners’ swimming achievements. Growing up in a coastal town it was essential we learnt how to swim and with family members part of the RNLI lifeboat crew I am all too aware of the dangers that the water can pose.Equally, learning how to swim opens up many exciting and fun opportunities; for me it’s with the sport of Aquathlon and I’m so pleased Konfidence are supporting the next stage of my journey into international competitions as a Team GB representative.”

Andy Regan, Founder of Konfidence added: “As a British family company, we are so delighted to be supporting Ollie and to help him achieve his ambitions of competing on an international stage - we wish him every success in Ibiza next month.”

“Learning how to swim has been at the core of everything we’ve done for the last 20 years since launching our Original Konfidence Swim Jacket. In our anniversary year we want to take this one step further with the School of Swimology,” said Andy.“Working with swimming ambassadors like Ollie, and by recognising inspirational swimming teachers and rewarding young learner’s achievements through the School of Swimology, we can together help to raise the importance of learning to swim and the world of opportunities this key life skill opens up.”

Aquathlon is a multi-event sport similar to triathlon (without the cycle leg) and athletes complete an open water swim, followed by a run. Follow Ollie’s journey at European Aquathlon Championships @Twitter tag

For further information on Konfidence’s School of Swimology, visit www.konfidence.co.uk


For all media enquiries, please contact:

Samantha Stewart

Imagine Communications

Tel: 01746 763576

Email: s.stewart@imagine-comms.co.uk